Those who believe the Bard to be bisexual also point to his play The Merchant of Venice and the relationship between the aging Antonio and his young companion Bassanio. The situation for actors was…. Retrieved from " http: Scenes from his life. The question of the sexual orientation of the sonnets' author was openly articulated inwhen George Steevensupon reading Shakespeare's description of a young man as his "master-mistress" remarked, "it is impossible to read this fulsome panegyrick, addressed to a male object, without an equal mixture of disgust and indignation".
Were they compatible, or did William prefer to live apart from Anne for most of this time?
Sexuality of William Shakespeare
When he moved to London at some point between andhe did not take his family with him. Facts matter and Britannica Insights makes it easier to find them. Nevertheless, there are numerous passages in the sonnets addressed to the Fair Lord that have been read as expressing desire for a younger man. Two of Hathaway's neighbours posted bonds the next day as surety that there were no impediments to the marriage. David Bevington Previous page Career in the theatre.